Marzipan and jam biscuits

Marzipan and jam biscuits


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About this recipe: These are fantastic Christmas cookies that will disappear very fast. Buttery biscuit bases are topped with redcurrant jelly and marzipan. Super yummy.


Serves: 80 

  • Biscuit
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g cornflour
  • 1 egg
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 200g butter, softened
  • Marzipan Topping
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 250g marzipan
  • 175g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 lemon, zest grated
  • Filling
  • redcurrant jelly

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Mix flour with cornflour. Add egg, sugar, vanilla sugar and 200g butter, process with the dough hook on an electric mixer. Wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  3. Roll out the dough and cut out 4cm circles.
  4. For the marzipan topping: Knead together 250g butter, marzipan, flour, eggs, salt and lemon zest. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe circles around the edges of the biscuits. Put a blob of redcurrant jelly in the middle of each biscuit.
  5. Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes in preheated oven.

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This recipe just doesn't work! It turns into a gooey mess in the oven... Will not attempt a second time. - 14 Jul 2016

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